My wife and I were born in Miami & we are both in our 30s with parents from Cuba. We got married May 2014. We knew we wanted our honeymoon to be in Istanbul, Athens, Santorini and Mykonos but we had no idea what travel agency to use. We wanted a travel agency that was knowledgeable with booking trips abroad, professional, but also help save money. We did our homework on our own and found flights and hotels and transfers and found prices. We said wow that’s going to be an expensive 15 day honeymoon. So I turned to social media for help. I posted on Facebook and Instagram if anyone of my friends may recommend a good travel agency that they have used, that they can recommend to book a trip to Turkey and Greece. Right off the bat I kept getting referrals to go visit Mena Travel. I received one or two sporadic request for the travel agencies but out of 10 friends that saw my post eight of them recommended Mena Travel. I wasn’t good with percentages in high school but now that I’m a business owner 80% is pretty damn good.
So my wife and I went to Cecile, we highly recommend her, and took her our itinerary and travel ideas. Within 24 hours she not only had an itinerary for us with flights, transfers & hotels, but she also saved us a substantial amount of money from what we had been quoted on our own. Needless to say we booked the trip with Mena. I am very OCD and I know that I could’ve sent in my payments once a month to pay off the trip little by little but I really enjoyed going every week and taking them a check to pay off the trip. My wife told me you’re wasting time and you’re wasting checks you can just do one check a month and send it in by mail. But I guess I’m old-school and I like face-to-face, people experience. I would go in every week, take them my check, they would give me a receipt and I would sit down and talk with Cecile or any one of the great staff members about our trip. It is an incredible team that they have. Very family orientated.
May 16, 2014 was the day that we left on our honeymoon, and although I would love to get into every single detail about our trip because it was the most incredible vacation that my wife and I have ever been on and everyone reading this should know how incredibly beautiful Turkey and Greece, you’ll just have to go for yourself so you can experience it. But what I can tell you and what I have to tell you is that booking our trip with Mena Travel was the best decision we made for our honeymoon. The flights were on time, although I know that has nothing to do with Mena Travel. When we got to Turkey we thought to ourselves, did our travel agency really do what we needed them to do? Because we are supposed to have a transfer from the airport to the hotel and there they were with the sign Mr. & Mrs. Gonzalez with the tour company that Mena Travel told us that would be there and we had a vouchers for.
Let me tell you if you’ve never been to Istanbul, Turkey… it is not Miami. When you get off that plane and you walk into the airport and you see so many people that are not like you, believe me, when you go through customs and you see a sign with your name on it knowing that they’re taking you to your hotel you feel all warm and toasty inside. Every transfer from every airport to every hotel was on time and professional. The hotels were excellent and in every city we visited each hotel got better & better. We remembered Mena Travel throughout our trip, wow they did such an excellent job.
So now we are four months away from our one year anniversary. My wife and I are planning our one year anniversary trip to Italy and we are happy to say that we are calling Cecile and Mena Travel again
Thalia & Nelson Montes de Oca